I am in HR, so like the majority of the civilized world, my parents don't really know what I do, other than hire and fire........which isn't entirely true either, as I have been doing this for ~20 years and I haven't fired anyone yet. Am I involved, yes. Do I sit in on the meetings, absolutely, but I am not the one pulling the trigger. Such a small part of the greater picture (leadership development, team building, employee engagement / relations, business partner, performance management, training, etc.).